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Amazing Street Art from PolandNatalia Rak recently stopped by the city of Bialystok where she worked several days on this new piece ofr the Folk On The Street Festival. The Polish Street Artist painted this stunning piece of a young girl wearing a traditional polish outfit while watering a tree. Have a closer look at the crisp mural in more photos after the jump, then if you ever visit Bialystok, you’ll be able to find the piece on Aleja Józefa Piłsudskiego. via(source) Natalia RakPolandStreet Art. The Experimentation of Degas.

Having the opportunity to visit any art museum is a pleasure. There’s always something to be learned. While art books and magazines serve a great purpose in providing visibility to many pieces of artwork that would otherwise be left in obscurity, they cannot equal the joy of viewing original artwork in person. It’s easy in a museum to tell which viewers are painters. They are usually the ones with their noses in a painting inspecting how the pigment was applied. This insight into technique and style can provide permission for a painter to take chances in their own work, leading to new creative possibilities. As museums go, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is, without a doubt, one of the greatest. Its collections are vast and it would take days to peruse all of its offerings. The Rehearsal of the Ballet Onstage by Edgar Degas.

When first entering the room you are struck by the dim light, as compared to the other galleries. FREE Trial—Hurry! The Top 10 Secrets of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Have you ever taken a tour of the secrets of the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Well, that’s exactly what you’re going to get here. We’re sharing all the little known facts we know about the museum. This is less about the unparalleled art collection, for which guides abound, but more about the tidbits that make the building like none other in the city. It’s about its architecture, its rich history, and the hidden gems to look out for on your first, second, and umpteenth visits to the museum.

Rather than one building, the Met is more like a jumbled collection of wings and various building campaigns. Over almost a century and a half, several prominent architecture firms played major roles in the museum’s growth, while many others also had a hand in the countless modifications, renovations, and additions that make the Met what it is today. 1. 2. 3. 4. Original museum from 5th Avenue in 1880. 5. 6. 7.

The American Wing in 1925. 8. 9. Robert B. 10. Nine "Secrets" about the History of the Met's Department of Asian Art. «In preparing a history of the Museum's Department of Asian Art, which this year celebrates its centennial by showcasing its unparalleled collection through a range of exhibitions, gallery talks, and other offerings, I have uncovered a number of little-known facts and many "secrets" that are not widely known to the public. Here are nine of the most fascinating.» The Avery Collection of Chinese Porcelains (now galleries 612–619 in the Department of European Paintings).

Photographed ca. 1907 1. The Heber Bishop jade collection (now gallery 206). 2. Indian sculpture display (now gallery 207). 3. Left: Sigisbert Chretien Bosch Reitz. 4. Face of the goddess Hathor. Charles-Théodore Frère (French, 1814–1888). 5. The Great Hall Balcony display of Chinese ceramics (gallery 202). The Arthur M. 6. Chinese Treasury (gallery 219). The special exhibition Sacred Traditions of the Himalayas, on view through June 14, 2015, in gallery 251. 7. Two views of the Astor Court, gallery 217. 8. 9. Beach Art. Blind artist envisions the world through hypnotizing animated gifs. Sep 09, 2015 blind artist envisions the world through hypnotizing animated gifs blind artist envisions the world through hypnotizing animated gifsall gifs courtesy of george redhawk artist george redhawk has turned a loss into a gift — after the artist became legally blind, he began to explore the realm of photo manipulation with a desire to show the world as he sees it from his damaged sight. through the use of computer softwares that aide the visually impaired, redhawk — who works under the name darkangeløne — has realized the ongoing series of animations titled, ‘the world through my eyes’. original digital art ‘the remains of a memory’ by adam martinakis / animation by george redhawk ‘to create most of my gifs, I am using a photo morphing software which I have been experimenting with, and perfecting over several years‘, redhawk tells graphic art news.

Animation by george redhawk sculpture ‘cairn’ by celeste roberge / animation by george redhawk nina azzarello I designboom. Smithsonian Digitizes & Lets You Download 40,000 Works of Asian and American Art. Art lovers who visit my hometown of Washington, DC have an almost embarrassing wealth of opportunities to view art collections classical, Baroque, Renaissance, modern, postmodern, and otherwise through the Smithsonian’s network of museums. From the East and West Wings of the National Gallery, to the Hirshhorn, with its wondrous sculpture garden, to the American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery---I’ll admit, it can be a little overwhelming, and far too much to take in during a weekend jaunt, especially if you’ve got restless family in tow.

(One can’t, after all, miss the Natural History or Air and Space Museums… or, you know… those monuments.) In all the bustle of a DC vacation, however, one collection tends to get overlooked, and it is one of my personal favorites—the Freer and Sackler Galleries, which house the Smithsonian’s unique collection of Asian art, including the James McNeill Whistler-decorated Peacock Room. (See his “Harmony in Blue and Gold” above.) via Kottke Related Content: Art - miniatures. Twitter.